Friday, December 2, 2011

DECEMBER WE WELCOME YOU...

The month of December... it's that magical time of year...where greens are hung and Christmas decorations brought out of storage...it is time once again to prepare for the Christmas season..
November and December... my two favorite months. November...the "button up" month. Where hearth and home come alive with warmth and candlelight. Days are short... the landscape now takes on a certain starkness...geese "honk" their final goodbyes...what did not get accomplished on the "to do" list will now wait till spring...December...the "feel good" month...where it is better to give than receive...we enjoy giving to needy animal shelters...food...toys...and small monetary donations...it does a heart good...I would like to thank each and everyone of my blog readers for the well wishes in regards to my parents. Both are still on the mend and improving. I am grateful for family members and the wonderful Island community. Farm news...Josephine is residing indoors with her chicks...she is a wonderful and very protective mother. The fox has found the hen yard once again, however, this day no hens were taken. There is still life in my old dog Winslow Homer and dear Emma has turned 21. Tomorrow we are off to the Shaker's Christmas Fair, but tonight we shall finish watching Little Women. Have a wonderful weekend everyone...goodnight from Dog Trot Farm...

16 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Have a lovely time, I remember when you went last year.
I am so glad your parents are doing well. and I am so glad the fox didn't get any hens. I was wondering how your little chicks were doing.
Enjoy Little Women.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I bet the chicks are toasty warm near their mother. Fox are such pretty animals to bad they eat chickens. Have fun at the fair.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Are you going to Sabbath Day Lake? Love that place! My husband and I were just talking about that movie - it's one of our favorites! Have a lovely weekend!

nancy huggins said...

So happy to hear your parents are on the mend and no chickens went missing. That is why we don't have an outside cat...we have Coyotes here and I would be very very sad and upset if they took a kitten. I also support shelters and will be doing a sale soon with part of the proceeds going to a no kill animal shelter near us. I Love Christmas but do not get to spend it with friends or family where we live now but my Daughter will take the train down to come spend Christmas with us. Have a great week end

acorn hollow said...

glad to hear your parents are doing well. Enjoy the fair I was able to go last year. Good for winslow homer he still can use his nose to find that fox.
Cathy

Debi@7Gates said...

Love Winslow Homer and the fact he is still protecting his home grounds. Little Women - Gosh that was a good one. I might have to pull it back out. A good reflection post. It is a wonderful season for giving. I have a few things set out for the food drive myself and of course things for the animal shelter. Great update regarding your parents. So happy everything is moving forward with their recovery. Happy Holidays ~ Debi

Janice said...

I so agree with you about this time of year. I, too, am busy getting decorations up and the holiday spirit going. I love that Santa in your picture. Glad to hear your parents are doing well, and yay for Winslow Homer and Emma.

Julia said...

I love December and it goes by so very fast because there's so much going on.

I'm glad that your parents are doing well and the fox hasn't gotten your chicken and that Winslow is still with you and Emma too. Have a great weekend abd stay warm and safe. JB

Pondside said...

I hope your weekend, at the halfway mark, has been as refreshing and relaxing as it should be!

missthesea said...

Hope you had fun at the Christmas fair! Give Emma and Winslow some pats for us.

annie said...

Hope the fair is wonderful, I'm glad your parents are doing better, hope you have a wonderful week!

Terry and Linda said...

You are always so positive, it is a joy to visit here.

I got some solar lights that protect chicken yards. With the coyotes, skunks, racoons and fox trying to live with us on the farm I thought I would give them a try.

Linda
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http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Sandy (miss Potter) said...

Hi dear, has finally arrived December... a song of Christmas, the decorations in every room, sparkling lucine, and immediately is magic!!!

Here doesn't snow, is a city in the fog, but I don't lose the hopes! Would like me really to open the windows to see the white fields!!!

Hugs
Sandy

henbogle.com said...

Wait, I thought October was your favorite month? :-)

How are the chicks? Pictures, please!

Jemm said...

I hope the fox stay away. I LOVE that Santa head!! It is so awesome.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Julie I'm happy to see here that your Mom and Dad are doing better...what a relief for you and your family. Aww Josephine looks sweet in the other photo's with her two new chicks...they're SO cute at this age. Enjoy them as long as you can! Oh wow..a Shaker Christmas Fair...what a fun way to spend you time...I'm sure you had a wonderful time. Take care and enjoy the last of your decorating!
Maura :)